11 No-Noodle Lasagna Recipes
Whether you're eating gluten-free, avoiding carbs, or just want to up your veggie intake, these no-noodle lasagna recipes are here to help you make you a great dinner. Vegetables like zucchini, cabbage, and bell peppers stand in for regular lasagna noodles to create luscious layers. Alternated with homemade tomato sauces, seasoned meats, and plenty of rich cheeses, these vegetables make for delicious substitutes for the traditional pasta. They're so good, in fact, you might never return to the classic lasagna style.
No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna
When your summertime crop of zucchini gets out of control, put it to good use in this flavorful no-noodle lasagna recipe. Seasoned with fresh herbs, the summer squash layers make a surprisingly light lasagna.
No carbs? No problem! This keto version of lasagna keeps all the things you love - bold tomato sauce, spiced ground beef, and a trio of decadent cheeses - but without any pasta to throw off your macros.
Low-Carb Turkey Quinoa Lasagna
Quinoa, the grain-like seed, adds heft and extra protein to this filling no-noodle lasagna. Using turkey keeps thing lean, and mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan add a boost of decadence.
Ultimate Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna
Recipe creator Fioa says, "Zucchini slices step in for pasta in this low-carb and gluten-free beef lasagna that is delicious and satisfying; such a crowd pleaser!" Adding a hint of nutmeg to the ricotta layer makes this a stand-out dish.
Get creative with cabbage leaves by using them in place of regular pasta. They hold together well to encompass the layers of beef, mushrooms, zesty sauce, and rich cheeses.
Jorge's Pasta-less Eggplant Lasagna
Take things with this no-noodle lasagna to another part of the Mediterranean. "Roasted eggplant strips take the place of pasta strips and feta cheese takes the place of mozzarella," says recipe creator ChefJorge."This is a fun and delicious twist on the Italian favorite."
Lasagna Pepper Boats
Colorful bell peppers make for a convenient way to serve a no-noodle lasagna. Each pepper is filled up with a homemade tomato sauce, hearty ground beef, and a trifecta of cheeses. It's also bright and colorful, which may appeal to young eaters.
Zucchini Lasagna With Beef and Sausage
Using a blend of beef and Italian sausages takes this no-noodle zucchini lasagna from basic to wow-worthy. Nobody will miss the pasta thanks to the zippy sauce and melty cheeses.
Go Back for Seconds Quinoa Lasagna
Lasagna that's low in calories and carbs? Sign us up! Quinoa pairs with zucchini, spinach, and the usual lasagna fixings to create a delicious but lighter spin on the classic.
3-Cheese Eggplant Lasagna
Featuring eggplant, onions, spinach, and carrots, this no-noodle lasagna recipe serves up a daily serving of veggies with one slice. "My boyfriend and I aren't huge eggplant fans and he loves meat but this was delish! I ate what was left for lunch the next few days - it kept getting better," says reviewer Amanda Caswell.
We believe recipe creator Patricia Mary when she says that people don't realize this no-noodle lasagna, which is seasoned with herbs and layered up with ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan, is low-carb.